- Introduction to biostatistics, frequency distributions
- Introduction to research methods, critical appraisal
- Descriptive statistics
- Inferential statistics
- Deciding which statistical methods to use
- Data collection process, Survey Monkey
- Observational studies
- Interventional studies
- Measurement reliability and validity, bias
- Reseach ethics
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as Health Research Methods.
Students will be provided an introduction to the fundamental principles of research methods and epidemiology, biostatistics, their use and relevance in health research. The emphasis is on application of these designs and methods to topics that may include, but are not limited to, chronic diseases; infectious diseases; environmental, social, behavioural and nutritional factors; sexual health; and occupational health.
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Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.
- Quiz 1 (25%)
- Quiz 2 (25%)
- Case Study Application (50%)
Textbook information is pending.
Master of Public Health
- Public Health Capstone Stream
- Public Health Research Stream